SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMworld – A survey of 136 attendees at VMworld 2012 confirms that solid-state drive (SSD) adoption will increase at a rapid pace over the next year, while SSDs are no longer seen as luxury items to provide a competitive advantage. SSD technology is now seen as a must-have, with survey respondents focusing on higher IOs per second (IOPS) and faster response times as the key reasons to adopt the technology.
STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) solutions, today released the results of that survey, conducted onsite during the VMworld 2012 global conference for virtualization and cloud computing. According to those survey results, few companies see implementing SSDs as a means of developing a competitive edge.
The survey revealed:
- 62% have SSDs deployed in their data centers
- 63% plan to add more SSDs within one year
- Just 5% believe SSDs provide a competitive advantage, while 60% cite higher IOPS and faster response time
- 56% say that less than 50% of their business-critical applications are supported by SSDs